Scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope are hosting a webcast to answer questions about how NASA and the European Space Agency's huge eye in the sky works. Preview Story: Hubble Space Telescope Webcast Thursday: How to Watch Live The webcast starts Thursday (July 24) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). You can watch the live webcast in the window below:
Learn more about the event from Hubble: https://plus.google.com/events/car762mdfgik53d1sk39jfbbprg
Webcast Replay: Morgan Freeman Talks NASA's Next Giant Leap
Actor Morgan Freeman offers his take on NASA's next giant leap to explore space with a live talk at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
REPLAY: Buzz Aldrin Visits Space.com to Discuss Apollo 11 Anniversary
Famed Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited Space.com on Monday, July 14in a live Google Hangout to help us mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, and discuss his vision for the future of human space exploration. You can follow Buzz Aldin's Apollo conversation with Space.com live on our Google+ page.
NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing mission was an iconic event in human history. It marked the first time humans ever set foot on another world. Buzz Aldrin served as the Lunar Module Pilot on that mission, with Neil Armstrong as Commander and Michael Collins as Command Module Pilot. Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 flight, after Armstrong, and the trio received a hero's welcome when they returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Five more manned moon landings would follow by 1972. [Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Moonwalker, in Photos ]
To mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, Aldrin launched the Apollo 45 Project this month to invite the public to recount memories of the Apollo 11 moon landing. You can learn more about Apollo 45 Project via its YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/apollo45
HD Views from the International Space Station
NASA is now live-streaming views of Earth from space captured by four commercial high-definition video cameras installed on the exterior of the International Space Station. The project, known as the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment, aims to test how cameras perform in the space environment. Full Story: NASA Now Streaming Live HD Camera Views of Earth from Space
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REPLAY: SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell Talks US Spaceflight Future
SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell will discuss the private spaceflight company's achievements in commercial space travel in a live Atlantic Council event in Washington, D.C., and you can watch it live here beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT):
The Atlantic Council webcast will be moderated by Bharath Gopalaswamy, deputy director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, and will be focused on the rise of SpaceX's commercial rockets and Dragon spacecraft. It will run through 11:45 a.m. EDT (1545 GMT).
From the Atlantic Council: "SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell will address the company's ongoing efforts to support commercial, civil, and national security customers with All-American launch services and the challenges faced in introducing change to government national security space launch acquisition."
At 11 a.m. ET: National Academy of Sciences Committee of Human Spaceflight
The NAS Committee on Human Spaceflight will hold a press conference today on the future of manned spaceflight un the United States to mark the release of a new report on American spaceflight capabilities. The press conference will begin at 11 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) and can be seen live on the NAS human spaceflight committee website here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/ASEB/DEPS_069080
If possible, Space.com will embed the webcast as well.
From the NAS: "Pathways to Exploration—Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration" is an upcoming report from the National Research Council that describes the rationales for, and value of, human spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit. Written by a diverse committee of experts, the report develops recommendations that could guide the U.S. human spaceflight program in a sustainable manner.
NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = ¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681